SMITH, William (2)
National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 750
Rainbow Coffee House
July 23rd 1819
[To Lord SIDMOUTH]
A respectable body of persons consisting of mechanics, distress'd manufacturers, clerks &c &c amongst which is a graduated clergyman of the established church, take the liberty of addressing your Lordship to solicit the favour of being made better acquainted with the conditions on which from 50 to 100 different families or persons will be enabled to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope, the circular in the Gazette not being considered sufficiently explicit for our future guidance. It is right also that your Lordship should know that the persons above mentioned are all of them of good character, principles and industrious habits, but having experienced from time to time considerable disappointments & losses in business &c are still anxious if possible to retrieve their losses and maintain their respectability in life.
I am your Lordship's most obedient humble servant